Karpenissi, Greece will be the host city for the 71st Convention of the Evrytanian Association of America “Velouchi” to take place in 2015. The Convention will be like a pilgrimage across the Greek Prefecture of Karpenissi and the numerous works that have been done there with the financial support offered by the Greek Diaspora of the US.
According to an e-Kirikas report, the relevant decision was unanimously taken during the 68th Convention of the Association which took recently place in Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina, after the proposal of the Mayor of Karpenissi Mr. Kostas Bakoyiannis.
“Stand by us by giving us new ideas, useful knowledge and experiences that will prove beneficial for our land. Stand by us and the projects that have already begun in Karpenissi as well as in launching the best image of Evrytania abroad,” underscored Mr. Bakoyiannis among others. He additionally encouraged the Greek Diaspora to not fear investing their money in the Greek prefecture besides their charity works.
The Mayor was honored by the president of the Association Mr. Ioannis Peslis with a special award in recognition and appreciation of his contribution in promoting the Municipality of Karpenissi and Evrytania. Mr. Peslis assured that the Association will stay true to its commitments of continuing its charity work despite the many challenges.
Since its establishment in 1994, the Association has been supporting the Greek hometown through various charity and educational programs running both in the US and Greece. Within the framework of the Convention the Association presented this year’s scholarships to 15 Evrytanian students, worth $22,400.
The 69th Annual Convention of the Association will take place next year in Roanoke, Virginia.